NX1 rumours - for what it's worth...

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Regarding rangefinder style
In reply to tecnoworld, Feb 19, 2014

tecnoworld wrote:

And I also agree on lenses, pancakes in the first line. I'm constantly puzzled for the lack of a compact and high end rangefimder solution to go with those. That'd be a killer system imo.

I've been meaning to talk to you about this rangefinder "obsession" that you have... But I forgot.

You know, it's pretty hard to do a rangefinder with a good EVF. For example, take a look at recent cameras with a really good EVF: Fuji X-T1, Sony A7, Olympus E-M1. They all have hump. That's because you need some serious glass inside the EVF to magnify the image. That makes it impractical for a rangefinder style camera to have such and EVF. The hump on the left side of the camera might look a bit silly. Either that, or the camera would have to be made larger in height or width to accomodate the big EVF.


Personally, I like rangefinder style cameras as much as I do compact cameras with a hump, I don't prefer either one over the other. I checked out Fuji rangefinder style cameras (all except the X-T1, which was not available) and I much preferred the Sony A7 over the Fujis (and purchased the A7 after testing both options). Usability, viewfinder and user interface were much better for me with the Sony. I thought I wanted a Fuji, but I went for Sony I won't of course give up Samsung!

Another thing: I don't think I've ever seen a rangefinder style camera with a fully articulated LCD. I would never give away my NX20's fully articulated LCD for a rangefinder form with a tilt-only LCD.

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